Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2017

In cooperation with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide one-year stipends of $30,000 to PhD candidates for full-time preparation of dissertations.  The fellowship period may be used for fieldwork, archival research, analysis of findings, or for writing after research is complete.

Dissertation Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Pursuit of the PhD degree at an accredited university.
  • Completion by April 15, 2018 of all requirements for the PhD degree except research and writing of the dissertation (the equivalent of ABD in the US system). A successful applicant, before being named a Fellow, must provide confirmation of ABD status (this must come from a university official).
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, or the citizenship/residence of applicants.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies provide two years of funding to recent recipients of the PhD for residence at a university for the purpose of revising the dissertation into a publishable manuscript or for beginning the first new project after completion of the PhD degree.  The teaching of one course per year is encouraged.  Priority is given to residence at universities or colleges providing a collegial atmosphere and working conditions enabling the postdoctoral Fellow’s entry into an academic career in Buddhist studies.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have the PhD officially conferred by an accredited university no earlier than January 1, 2014.
  • The PhD degree must be completed by April 15, 2018 (including defense/deposit and revisions) and conferred by May 31, 2018.
  • A scholarly product must be proposed, to be written in any language. Translations, collections, or databases are not eligible without an accompanying scholarly apparatus.
  • The application must be written in English by the applicant.
  • There are no restrictions as to residence or citizenship, or as to location of research.

For complete information about these opportunities, including how to apply, click here.

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Islamic Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline:  March 21, 2017

The mission of the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is to increase American Muslim representation in media, politics and government. For the last 8 years, ISF has awarded 221 scholarships and grants. In 2016, it awarded $183,500 divided across 58 awards.

Eligible applicants are:

  • Muslim or active members of the Muslim community
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. by August 2017 in either an undergraduate (junior/senior) or graduate program
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Majoring in an ISF-supported major or degree program related to film, media, journalism, writing, law, political science, public administration, international studies, history, sociology, or religious studies (the complete list of eligible fields is available here)

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2016

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.

The Newcombe Fellowships are provided to Ph.D. candidates at American institutions located in the United States who will complete their dissertations during the academic year 2017-2018. In the current Newcombe competition, at least 20 non-renewable Fellowships of $25,000 will be awarded for 12 months of full-time dissertation writing; in addition, Fellows’ graduate schools will be asked to waive tuition and/or remit some portion of their fees. Successful candidates will be notified, and the public announcement of new Fellows made, in spring 2017.

Eligible applicants must:

  • be candidates for Ph.D. or Th.D. degrees in an American doctoral program at a graduate school located in the United States. Candidates working on D.Min., law, Psy.D., Ed.D. and other professional degrees are not eligible.
  • have all pre-dissertation requirements fulfilled by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal.
  • be in the writing stage of the dissertation. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun by the time of the award.
  • must expect to complete the dissertation between April 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018.
  • have never held a similar national award for the final year of dissertation writing. Applicants who have won such awards as the ACLS, AAUW, Ford, Mellon, NAEd/Spencer, or Whiting fellowship are not eligible.
  • be writing on topics where ethical or religious values are a central concern.
  • have never applied for the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship before. Previous applicants may not apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Application Deadline:  November 15, 2016

In cooperation with the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

The Foundation offers multiple competitions to support research and teaching, including one-year Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements for the PhD except research and writing of the dissertation and two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for recent recipients of the PhD.  There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed, or the citizenship/residence of applicants.

For more information about these opportunities, including how to apply, please click here.

International Doctoral Scholarship for Studies Specializing in Jewish Fields

Application Deadline:  October 31, 2016

The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture’s doctoral scholarship program aims to help train qualified individuals for careers in Jewish scholarship and research, and to help Jewish educational, religious and communal workers obtain advanced training for leadership positions.  The amount of the scholarship varies in accordance with the cost of living in the country where the student is studying.  Grants, which range up to $10,000 per year, are given for one academic year but can be renewed up to a maximum of four years upon submission of a renewal application.

Eligibility:
Any graduate student specializing in a Jewish field who is officially enrolled or registered in a doctoral program at a recognized university and who has had his/her dissertation approved is eligible to apply.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Grants & Fellowships

Application deadlines:  March 1 & April 1, 2016

Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies offers support for study abroad experiences and language courses connected to Jewish Studies. These Student Opportunity Grants are separately offered in two cycles: grants for Summer/Fall (due March 1, 2016) and grants for Winter/Spring (due October 14, 2016). Any undergraduate or graduate student planning to be enrolled at the University of Washington for the 2016-2017 academic year is eligible to apply. The amount per grant will be up to $1500. Multiple grants are available.

For graduate students, Jewish Studies Opportunity Grants are intended to help support research, conference attendance, and further study in topics related to Jewish Studies. This research and study can be done domestically or abroad.

Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship Program

The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies launched a new Graduate Fellowship program in 2012. Thanks to the generosity of community supporters, every year a cohort of outstanding graduate students receives $3,000 grants to support research projects related to Jewish Studies. Application materials are due April 1, 2016.

The goal of the Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship is to build an intellectual community around Jewish Studies. Fellows participate in a workshop series to foster professional development and advance their research agendas. All awardees present their work at the Jewish Studies Spring Research Symposium in Spring Quarter.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://jewishstudies.washington.edu/scholarships/

Jacobs Research Funds

Application deadline:   February 15, 2016

The Jacobs Research Funds (JRF) funds projects involving fieldwork with living peoples of North, Central and South America which result in publication or other dissemination of information about the fieldwork. Priority is given to research on endangered cultures and languages, and to research on the Pacific Northwest. Projects focusing on archival research have low priority, but we welcome proposals to digitize, transcribe and translate old materials that might otherwise be lost or become inaccessible. Relevance of the project to contemporary theoretical issues in anthropology and linguistics is also a criterion used in evaluating proposals.

Funded projects typically focus on linguistic analysis, social-cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, or sociolinguistics. Especially appropriate are field studies that address cultural expressive systems, such as music, language, dance, mythology, world view, folk taxonomy, art, intellectual life, and religion. Also appropriate are projects focusing on cultural and linguistic forms in modern contexts, for example, traditional environmental knowledge or social organization.

Projects in archaeology, physical anthropology, applied anthropology, and applied linguistics (for example, grants exclusively for technological improvements, development of pedagogical materials, etc.) are not eligible for support.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://depts.washington.edu/jacobsf/application.html

JCC Association Graduate Education Scholarships

Application deadline:   February 1, 2016

The JCC Association Graduate Scholarship Program provides financial aid for students to use towards a master’s degree that will lead to or enhance professional careers in the Jewish Community Center movement.

The JCCs of North America Graduate Education Scholarship Program is designed to deepen and enhance the professional knowledge of current and future JCC professionals. Incorporating classroom study, internships, networking opportunities, professional development conferences and seminars, JCC Association Graduate Scholars are on the fast track to become effective and successful JCC professionals.

Full-time students receive up to $10,000 per year for a one or two-year period to pursue graduate studies that lead to a professional career in the JCC Movement. As a JCC Association of North America Graduate scholar, each recipient will participate in a program of selected JCC Association educational experiences and career development seminars. Acceptable graduate degrees include Jewish communal service, nonprofit management or MBA, public policy, sports management, health and physical education, Jewish studies, social work, early childhood education, and many others.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.jccworks.com/index.htm?p=C91E7

Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN) Graduate School Scholarship Fund

Application deadline:   February 1, 2016

The Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN) is pleased to announce the creation of The Dr and Mrs. Amir-Hossein Naini Graduate School Scholarship Fund, a one-time graduate scholarship award of up to $5000 to a qualified student attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States. Only those who are a U.S.citizen, have permanent legal resident status in the United States or have a valid student visa to attend graduate school in the United States may apply. This Scholarship fund, like its namesakes, exists to assist those who are seeking a graduate degree in the United States and who have shown the potential for great vision, leadership and professionalism in serving Muslim and non-Muslim communities. If your ambition is to be a professional and personal source of inspiration to all, including the Muslim community, we invite you to apply.

One Scholarship of up to $5000.00 will be awarded to one qualified applicant, such payment to be made directly to the graduate university of the winning applicant.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.iman-wa.org/cms/services/scholarships/

UW Comparative Religion Eugene and Marilyn Webb Scholarship

Application deadline:   January 15, 2016

The Eugene and Marilyn D. Webb Scholarship recognizes academic merit and promise at both the undergraduate and graduate level by awarding grants to students on the basis of their academic record and writing ability. Candidates must be either a major in the Comparative Religion Program or an enrolled student in the Comparative Religion track of the International Studies Master’s degree program and have completed at least one quarter of work at the UW. (Students with at least one quarter’s work at the UW are eligible to apply.) Should no qualified Comparative Religion candidates be identified, the Comparative Religion faculty may award students majoring in an adjacent field of study (for example: anthropology, history, literature, philosophy or sociology) but with a special interest in the comparative study of religion.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: https://jsis.washington.edu/religion/scholarships.shtml